Interview with Lenny Jordan

September 21, 2012

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Lenny Jordan, a son of Clarence Jordan, who founded Koinonia Farm and created the Cotton Patch Gospel translation of the Bible. The interview, which I did for WMRA (local NPR), can be heard here. We talked about Clarence as a person, his work for desegregation, his use of stories, and his Cotton Patch Gospel. It was fascinating to sit on the other side of the interview and a thrill to interview Lenny as I work on a book about Clarence (see post here). I am grateful to Martha Woodroof of WMRA for all her technical assistance and interview suggestions, and to Kirk Lyman-Barner (who is planning the "Clarence Jordan Symposium" next week) for helping set up this opportunity.

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